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Health care auxiliary has Tree of Hope fund-raiser

The Fort Macleod Health Care Auxiliary Association has its Tree of Hope fund-raiser set up in the post office.

The Tree of Hope has many branches into the Fort Macleod community.

The annual Christmas fund-raiser by the Fort Macleod Health Care Auxiliary Association supports several causes.

Proceeds from the Tree of Hope fund-raiser help fund the Saturday operation of the Fort Macleod Handibus.

The Tree of Hope proceeds also fund a scholarship presented by the auxiliary to a graduating student who plans to attend post-secondary in the medical field.

The auxiliary also uses the money to fund other projects that support health care in the Fort Macleod Health Centre.

Each year the auxiliary puts the Tree of Hope in the Fort Macleod post office.

The Tree of Hope provides people with an opportunity to remember and recognize loved ones during the Christmas season.

People are able to make a financial donation to the auxiliary.

In return, the auxiliary puts a tag on the Tree of Hope identifying donors and the people being recognized and remembered.

The auxiliary lit the Tree of Hope on Dec. 1 and will keep it in place until Jan. 1.

Charitable tax receipts will be issued for donations totalling $20 or more.

Cheques can be sent to the Fort Macleod Health Care Auxiliary Association, P.O. Box 1866, Fort Macleod, T0L 0Z0.

Print the name of the person you wish to recognize or remember, and designate whether you are recognizing the memory of someone, or honouring them.